Day earned a B.S. from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, in 1992, and an M.B.A. in international business and finance from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, in 1995.
In his 28 years in the automotive business, Day has gained a wide range of knowledge and experience while working in credit/finance, retail and for an automaker. Today, he is partner at Lamborghini Broward and vice president and CFO of the dealership’s parent company, Warren Henry Auto Group.
“I have provided oversight on both strategic and tactical operational matters involving sales, service and parts for the last 16 years,” he said. “I oversee the day-to-day operations with respect to finance, accounting, legal, information technology, real estate, human resources, payroll, benefits and insurance, compliance, treasury, risk, corporate strategy, as well as factory and banking relationships for all 14 franchises spanning five locations with close to 500 employees.”
Day traces his business acumen and entrepreneurship back to age 11, when he spent time at his grandfather’s entertainment venue in New York State.
“My grandfather was a former FBI agent turned entrepreneur and he left an indelible mark on my character at an early age,” he said. Day also credits his time as a top baseball player for teaching him about discipline, commitment, communication, loyalty and teamwork. “I received a baseball scholarship to pitch for a Division 1 college and was being sought after to play professionally until an elbow injury later turned my focus to pursue the game of business,” he said.
Analytical and technologically savvy, Day is heading up the dealer advisory board for STAR (Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail), a consortium of OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), technology vendors and dealers. “Our goal is to design and implement an industry first standard for an open API [Application Programming Interface] that supports unified, secure and seamless data integration and interoperability throughout the ecosystem,” he said.
Day has served in leadership positions for the Florida Automobile Dealers Association and the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association. “My role with the associations has allowed me to have a broader industry impact by seeing firsthand how legal and regulatory efforts work to enhance and support auto dealers,” he said. “I've had the privilege of working alongside my colleagues at the state and metro level and was heavily involved in introducing legislation that was enacted into law.”
In the civic arena, Day is on the boards of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County; the Miami Herbert Business School (University of Miami); and the Florida Chamber of Commerce (board of governors).
“Helping to make the community safer and create opportunities for the betterment of all has been a passion of mine, and these organizations are a great outlet for making a difference,” he said. “Civic duties are a great way to think beyond yourself and your immediate surroundings to understand and help others.”
Day was nominated for the TIME Dealer of the Year award by Ted Smith, president of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association. He and his wife, Denise, have two children.